How Beneficial is IV Vitamin Therapy?

I did a quick TV spot for City News in Toronto about the growing trend of IV vitamin therapy. You can watch the video here: http://www.citynews.ca/video/2017/03/13/video-how-beneficial-is-iv-vitam... The interview was based on an article I had written for the Montreal Gazette about 2 years ago.  You can read the original article here: http://montrealgazette.com/health/diet-fitness/opinion-intravenous-vitam... *********************************************************************************************************** There is a new fad that has wormed its way into Canada from south of the border. The intravenous vitamin industry has found its…

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Should the wealthy be allowed to buy their way to faster health care at private clinics?

I had a small role in a Toronto Star story looking into the "executive physicals" provided by some private clinics. With a high price tage, little benefit, and potential risks, these clinics may do more harm than good. You can read the story here: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/03/18/should-the-wealthy-be-all... ************************************************************************************************************ A growing number of boutique medical clinics is establishing a second tier of health services that critics say encroaches on Ontario’s public health system by charging as much as $4,500…

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Weekend Warriors

For a long time, it was thought that weekend warriors were putting strain on their heart by going all out once a week. But new research suggests the opposite may be true. You can read my latest piece for the gazette here: http://montrealgazette.com/opinion/opinion-on-exercise-its-ok-to-be-a-we... ******************************************************************************************************* There should not be much doubt that exercise is good for you. When it comes to food, the medical literature is all over the place. In 2013, John Ioannidis published a paper showing that…

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026 – Marijuana and Beach Umbrellas

  Chris learns that he is a square when he can't distinguish between tobacco cigarettes and pot reefers. Thanos interviews some marijuana-friendly comedians before an open-mic night to know if they think weed can help with health and performance anxiety. Back in studio, Jonathan and Chris talk about THC versus CBD, and whether or not weed has been shown to help treat glaucoma, pain, nausea, cancer, multiple sclerosis, insomnia, Tourette's, HIV, anxiety, PTSD, epilepsy, Parkinson's,…

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Vlog 18: Teething Tablet Arguments

The FDA recently had some of Hyland's homeopathic teething tablets tested after, you know, babies died and 400 adverse events were reported. They found they contained undesirable levels of belladonna. Was everyone relieved to find out these tablets should be removed from store shelves? No! Jonathan looks at some of the comments left on this article:http://www.jwatch.org/fw112097/2016/10/03/fda-warns-against-use-homeopathic-teething-tablets-and *** TRANSCRIPT BELOW: Hey, this is Jonathan from The Body of Evidence. I ended episode 25 of our podcast…

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